Fete & Fun Day is an annual event which started in 1992 with a National Scout Fund Raising event for Scouting in inner cities. It was decided to hold this as a Tea Party in Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham but with added competitions for the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. This was so successful that it became an annual event. The competitions for Beavers and Cubs are based on various challenges. This year, the various team challenges included: filling a bucket of water with a cup, obstacle courses and different games each year. This year, the various team challenges included: filling a bucket of water with a cup and obstacle courses. A tent pitching competition was also included for the Scouts.
The event was extended so that all Scout Groups within the District could have their own fundraising stall. We also include outside attractions to join us and have always made use of a climbing wall from The Warehouse, Gloucester which goes down well with the young people!
There is a refreshment tent which sells teas, cakes and another selling hot food. The profit from these tents help fund the complete Fete.
In addition, there is also a raffle, of which the proceeds are always donated to a local charity. In previous years, we have given donations to the cobalt appeal, special care baby unit, hearing dogs for the deaf, to name but a few. This year the proceeds will go to the Royal British Legion Branch in Cheltenham who provided fantastic support at this year’s event. Generally we are able donate about £500.
On average we have about 100 – 150 young people taking part in the activities which include the challenges and various stalls run by Groups.
Below are some photos from the event. More can be seen on the Gloucestershire Echo →